A motorcycle rider was killed and the pillion rider seriously injured in a road accident on the Jammu-Poonch highway near Rajouri.
The deceased has been identified as Sat Pal, a resident of Karain village. The police said the deceased was going on the motorcycle along with his nephew, who was holding a wooden door,as they reached the highway near Thandikassi village, a rashly driven bus, on the way from Poonch to Jammu, hit the door from behind. “Due to the impact, both of them fell on the roadside.
Sat Pal, who fell on the road, was crushed under the rear tyres of the bus” said Sanjay Kumar, an eyewitness.
The police reached the spot and impounded the bus, but the driver escaped from the spot.
The police have booked the bus driver under relevant sections and started investigation.
Later, the body of the deceased was handed over to relatives by the police for last rites.
Family sources said Sat Pal was working in Saudi Arabia and had come on leave for two months.